Drawing and Painting - All Levels

Drawing and Painting - All Levels

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Drawing and Painting – All Levels – Sydney Course

Learn drawing and painting techniques in a variety of media such as pencil, acrylics or watercolour paints. Your observation and artistic self-expression will be strengthened through studying a range of subjects during the course, from still-life, figures, landscapes and photos.

This class accommodates all levels of students. Beginners to more experienced artists will learn how to draw and paint using different techniques. Everyone works at their own pace with personal guidance from the tutor.

Enjoy the pleasure of the creative process, learning with and from fellow students, whilst working in a relaxed group environment.

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Eastwood, Chatswood, Blacktown, Richmond and many more. Enrol online today or call us to have a chat about your options.

Course Outline

A variety of drawing media may be utilised including, pencils, acrylic and oil or watercolour paint.

This course commences with two weeks of drawing where various aspects such as tone, line, shape and good observation are covered. Then students are introduced to mixing colours in the painting medium of their choice. A different subject matter, such as skies, trees, water, still life, flowers, landscape, etc. will be introduced each week. Students can suggest the topic for the following week.

For the last two weeks of the course students are invited to work on a subject of their own. Experienced students are welcome to follow their own interest throughout the course with the tutor’s assistance.

Topics include:

  • Tone, form, line, basic shapes
  • Still life
  • Figures
  • Landscapes
  • Composition and scale
  • Mixing colours
  • Working outdoors

Course Outcome

By the end of the course students will have completed a number of drawings and paintings and will have gained skills in handling a number of different subjects.

The classroom setting allows students to enjoy the pleasure of the creative process and the companionship of fellow students, whilst improving skills in drawing and painting. There is no pass or fail in art – and taking time out for yourself on a regular basis and applying your creative eye is invariably good for the soul!

What to Bring

  • Sketchbook of cartridge drawing paper (A3 or A4)
  • A range of pencils, eg: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Ruler, eraser
  • Art materials used/collected at home; ie: paints, brushes, pastels
  • Cloth to protect the work table is recommended

Note: No textbook required.

Painting materials required will be discussed in this first class. Students who already have painting materials should bring them along as it may not be necessary for them to obtain any other materials.

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • Beginners welcome, as well as experienced artists.

Delivery Mode

  • Class is held in a well-lit hall, using flat desks to work on. Students can work at their own pace and the tutor will assist.

Important Information

At Carlingford High School there is plenty of parking within the school grounds.
Brush Farm House has parking available on site, but limited access by public transport.

Course testimonials:

  • Lisa said: I love the opportunity to grow in skills and knowledge (of Drawing & Painting) under the excellent guidance of Melissa.

  • Prue said: Excellent teacher - both a competent artist and a competent teacher who judges each individual and offers feedback according to skill and understanding. I have learnt a lot.

  • Gail said: It's wonderful having time set aside each week to just paint. Melissa is a fabulous teacher and I have learnt so much from her.